Saturday 1st November 1980
Midland Combination Division 1
Coleshill Town 0 v 2 Mile Oak Rovers
SUNDAY MERCURY WROTE
Mile Oak completely dominated this game with their striker Langan a persistent danger but he failed to capitalise upon some good work. He missed two glorious chances in the opening 10 minutes but Hubbard was on the mark with a 15 yard shot after 16 minutes. Nine minutes later Allen scored the second goal for Mile Oak.
TAMWORTH HERALD WROTE
Oak's Derby Win
Mile Oak collected two well earned Midland Combination points from their local "derby" at Coleshill and the 2-0 win could have been greater. Oak started confidently and created chances right from the whistle. Langan hit the post and then again went close with a firm header into the side netting. The work rate of Hubbard and Langan up front caused havoc with Coleshill's defence and it came as no surprise when Oak took the lead. Shilton came from deep with a fine run and Hubbard made no mistake with a left foot shot. Oak increased the lead on 28 minutes when an inch perfect cross found Langan on the far post. He laid it back into the path of Allen, who made no mistake with a first class shot into the roof of the net. For 20 minutes after the interval, Oak allowed Coleshill to dictate the game and they were unfortunate not to score on two occasions - one a header being denied by the woodwork. Langan and Hubbard should have increased Oak's lead and Langan's unlucky day was capped when he blazed over the bar when only three yards out.
First Team Match Reports 1980-1981
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